Arkansas State Athletics implementing clear bag policy

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JONESBORO, Ark. – The Arkansas State Athletics Department announced Wednesday that it is implementing a Clear Bag Policy beginning with the 2019-20 athletics seasons to enhance security measures and expedite entry into A-State Athletics events at Centennial Bank Stadium and First National Bank Arena.

A-State’s Clear Bag Policy is consistent with other Sun Belt Conference members, as well as various other college and professional stadiums and arenas.  The policy is designed to be used as a substitute for any prohibited bags, but not a restriction on items permitted within the stadium.

Fans may still wear or carry items such as hand-held electronic devices, cameras with lenses shorter than 6”, blankets and small/mini umbrellas (no larger than 12” in height and width and 7” in depth).  Prohibited bags and items cannot be placed in a clear bag in order to gain entry.

Approved bags will include:

•  Clear bags no larger than 12” x 6” x 12”

•  Clear plastic 1 gallon resealable storage bags

*clear bags may feature a logo no larger than 4.5” x 3.4” on one side

•  Clutch purse no larger than 4.5” x 6.5”

•  Credentialed media and personnel will continue to enter the designated stadium checkpoints where they will be subject to screening and bag inspections

•  Exceptions will be made for bags containing necessary medical items after proper inspection at entrances

Bags that will not be approved include, but are not limited to:

•  Tinted and/or printed-pattern bags

•  Backpacks

•  Briefcases

•  Cinch bags

•  Computer bags

•  Binocular cases

•  Camera cases

•  Fanny packs

•  Luggage

•  Any bag larger than the permissible size

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